The Health Innovation Programme (HIP) is an immersive and intensive course for innovators and SMEs starting or building a healthcare business, which will use Strategyzer's Business Model Canvas as a basis for exploring and developing your business plan.
This programme aims to give you effective tool to test the validity of your business model and understand and explain the value of your proposition to the NHS and health sector.
Participation in this event is free of charge to delegates and is funded by Wessex AHSN.
Dates: 20,21,24 & 27 February 2023, 9:00 - 18:00
Venue: In-Person - Location TBC in Bournemouth
Application deadline: The process is competitive, and places are limited. Applications close at 9am on Tuesday 3rd of January 2023
Run in conjunction with SETsquared, the Global # 1 University Business Incubator, this course includes hands-on and experiential sessions, the programme is made up short bursts of lecture content, exercises and case studies, individual and group work. You’ll be assigned an experienced mentor who will act as your support and sounding board throughout the four days.
The programme will help you to build up a picture of the NHS/UK Health Sector as a marketplace, to enable you to identify the optimum customer base for your business.
It culminates with the opportunity to present your Business Model Canvas to a panel of healthcare experts, who will provide invaluable feedback for you to take your business forward.
Previous delegates (HIP’sters) have found the course enjoyable, challenging and productive. For some this course has provided a launchpad directly into the Southampton Science Park Catalyst Centre, where they continue to grow their company in a nurtured, supported and free environment.
“The Health Innovation Programme was really valuable. Understanding and accepting the complexities of commissioning, working out how we can work with the NHS, focusing in on customer needs and the importance of getting our processes right so our early adopters receive a really positive experience.
The programme provided a valuable opportunity to stop and reflect. The mentors were amazing and will be useful contacts going forward - I found the pitch training particularly valuable. It also makes you think about putting the infrastructure in place to scale your business."
I would advise other healthcare entrepreneurs to access all the support available to them. There’s no easy, quick route but the Health Innovation Programme will put you on the right track”.
Amy Manning, Managing Director, S12 Solutions